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Celtics’ Gigi Datome leaves NBA to play overseas

Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - Game Four

Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics - Game Four

Brian Babineau

Gigi Datome was traded from the Pistons to the Celtics at the deadline last season, and averaged just 10.7 minutes per game in 18 regular season appearances.

But he was a fan favorite of sorts in Boston, and was able to score in double digits in the few instances where he was given enough playing time to do some damage.

As a free agent this summer, he had more than one team interested. But wanting a larger and more consistent role, Datome chose to leave the NBA entirely and play overseas instead.

Datome agreed to a a three-year contract with Turkey’s Fenerbahce squad, and took to Facebook to explain his decision.